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Baruch Spinoza on God - Dictionary of Arguments

Höffe I 232
God/Spinoza/Höffe: The only substance that exists, God, is cause of itself (causa sui); the different basic forms of reality are nothing else but attributes of God. This indwelling (immanence) of all things in God and God in all things amounts to a pantheism (All-God doctrine: God is everything and in everything). It excludes a transcendental concept of God that transcends the world and, although Spinoza's system is based on a concept of God, it introduces the then almost fatal accusation of atheism(1).

1. Spinoza. Ethica ordine geometrico demonstrata, 1677

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Genz II 312
Purpose/God/Spinoza: God does not act for purposes, because he does not lack anything.


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The note [Author1]Vs[Author2] or [Author]Vs[term] is an addition from the Dictionary of Arguments. If a German edition is specified, the page numbers refer to this edition.

Spinoza I
B. Spinoza
Spinoza: Complete Works Indianapolis 2002

Höffe I
Otfried Höffe
Geschichte des politischen Denkens München 2016

Gz I
H. Genz
Gedankenexperimente Weinheim 1999

Gz II
Henning Genz
Wie die Naturgesetze Wirklichkeit schaffen. Über Physik und Realität München 2002


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